Friday, March 19, 2010

Texas Fugitive Caught In Putnam County

The Putnam County sheriff's office says a man who allegedly stole his brother's identity in Texas is now jailed in Cookeville, awaiting extradition back to the Lone Star state. The arrest of 59-year-old Daniel Gawlikowski took place at a home on Old Highway 42 Wednesday. The sheriff's department picked him up for being a fugitive from justice in both Texas and Ohio and they say they became aware of the fact that he had been living in the area for the past seven years because his brother had called authorities after receiving a letter from the Tennessee Department of Safety about some unpaid tickets. The brother says he didn't know anything about the tickets and says Gawlikowski was using his name illegally.